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Bahrain's Peninsula Dairy Farms wins key ISO certification

MANAMA, January 13, 2019

Bahrain-based Peninsula Dairy Farms has won an ISO 22716:2007 certification in good manufacturing practices (GMP) for cosmetics from Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide.

It is the first time that Peninsula Dairy Farms has obtained certification for the ISO 22716:2007 standard, and it is also the first time for Intertek to issue this certification in Bahrain, said a statement from Intertek.

Peninsula Dairy Farms is a major producer of vegetables on hydroponic farms, goat dairy products, as well as soap created from goat milk.

The ISO 22716:2007 is an international standard for GMP for the cosmetics industry that provides guidelines and requirements that an organization must meet to assure its cosmetics products are consistently high in quality.

The ISO 22716 introduces a management systems approach to documenting and regulating the production, control, storage, and shipment of cosmetic products.

The ISO standard’s guidelines also provide cosmetic manufacturers with practical methods for managing the many factors that can affect product quality and aims at enhancing the safety and quality of the cosmetics products.

The ISO certification was presented to Sheikh Rashid Khalifa Al Khalifa, the general manager of Peninsula Dairy Farms, by Roxanne Oclarino, Technical & Marketing Supervisor at Intertek Business Assurance in Saudi Arabia & Bahrain during a special ceremony held at the company premises.

On the achievement, Sheikh Rashid said: "I feel extremely proud of Peninsula Dairy Farms on this unique and remarkable achievement. I would like to thank Intertek for its professionalism and support throughout the process. Intertek is an exceptional and strategic partner that helped our team obtain this important ISO 22716 GMP certification.”

Oclarino lauded the Peninsula Farms team's manufacturing standards and drive for excellence across its operations.

"Intertek supported Peninsula Farms with a training programme to increase the level of awareness on the certification requirements. This also helped equip the team with essential skills for implementing a management system in line with the ISO standard’s guidelines. The certification is a testament to the continuous efforts demonstrated by the entire team at Peninsula Farms," he added.-TradeArabia News Service

Tags: Bahrain | ISO certification | Intertek | Peninsula Dairy Farms |

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